In the Stars February 10-17, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

This week’s highlight is a Mars-Uranus conjunction, exact on February 12th. The Mars-Uranus aspect can be reckless, so go slowly and cautiously, but it can also be exciting, inventive, and invigorating. Put the energies to work on a constructive, innovative project that requires a lot of energy. You can activate this energy consciously in various small ways. For example, try a new exercise. Take a new route or method of transportation to work. Explore something new in your community. Start a home improvement project, or learn more about astrology! If you know where this conjunction falls in your horoscope (what house holds the sign of Aries), then activate the symbolism of that house. For example, the Mars-Uranus conjunction falls in my first house of personal appearance, and yesterday I had my hair cut just a little shorter. As I write this, i realize that I could activate this energy by wearing new expressions of my wardrobe.

On another, lighter note, the Sun still shines in Aquarius until February 18th. Aquarius is the sign that symbolizes groups, organizations, and community. While the Sun shines here, consider stepping up to do something more for your community. Volunteer or get more engaged. My brother Rob, who has a demanding job as a FedEx executive told me this past week that he was going to volunteer to coach a baseball team this spring. That’s the altruistic, community spirit! Get involved, and let’s collectively make our world a little better.

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Sunday is a highly charged, active day. The Aries Moon first makes an edgy square aspect to Pluto, and then conjuncts Mars and Uranus. These energies could lead us into spontaneous decisions that may produce unexpected results. Exercise caution in your actions. After a two-hour void Moon period (3:48-5:28 p.m. PST), the Moon moves into easy earth sign Taurus. Cook and enjoy a nourishing dinner, and get grounded and ready for the week ahead.

All things sensual are highlighted on Monday and Tuesday with the Moon in Taurus. Make your home a little more visually pleasing. Water and nourish your plants, and grace your space with beautiful flowers. We are inspired on Monday by the Moon’s benefic aspects to Venus and Neptune. Continue to exercise caution, as Mars is nearing an exact conjunction to Uranus, perfecting on Tuesday, which can make us erratic and impulsive, but also determined and creative.

Late on Tuesday Mars exactly conjuncts Uranus at the anaretic degree of 29 Aries. The anaretic, or last degree, of any sign is a sensitive degree point. There is often too much or too little of the energy and symbolism. Mars-Uranus can be reckless and explosive. For example, there was a gas line explosion in the middle of San Francisco a few days ago. Move carefully, and with extra consciousness. At the same time, this energy can help us push through stuck patterns. Make space for big change. This day, Tuesday, is my son’s birthday, and he and his wife are expecting their first baby any day, so the event is sure to bring big change into their lives.

On Wednesday the Moon is in Gemini, generating chatter and curiosity. Wednesday belongs to Mercury, the messenger god. Open up, communicate, and connect.

Thursday, Valentine’s Day, Mars enters fixed earth Taurus tropically where it will reside for the next six weeks. Mars ushers in a six-week period when we can finish what is already in motion before we embark on any new projects. Patient, plodding, diligent work will bring results.

The Moon is in its comfortable ruling sign of Cancer on Friday, making benefic aspects to Uranus, Mars, and Mercury. Be compassionate and caring, and spend sweet time with family.

In contrast to Friday, Saturday contains some challenging energy. The sensitive Cancer Moon opposes Saturn in the morning, and Pluto in the evening. These aspects push us to deal with insecurities and responsibilities. They are demanding and unforgiving. Be on your toes, meet your responsibilities, and do your best.

The Moon bounces into fun, fixed fire Leo early Sunday morning, ushering in a day of fun. However, te fun could be spoiled by conflict generated by the Moon’s edgy square to Mars and Uranus. If things get tense, find a creative, playful way to change the energy.

Monday, February 18 is a day of shifts. The Sun moves from Aquarius to Pisces at 3:04 p.m. PST. Pallas Athena stations retrograde at the critical degree of 29:29 Libra. Chiron re-enters Aries at 1:07 a.m. for an eight-year stay. Venus is conjunct Saturn, calling us to our responsibilities regarding love and money. The Moon makes a benefic trine to Jupiter at 4:00 p.m. PST. Whatever is at play, this aspect makes everything look like it will all work out well.

Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Highly charged, active, edgy day to get a lot accomplished. Ease into an easy evening and plan the week ahead.

Monday: Inspiring, creative day.

Tuesday: Mars and Uranus conjunct at the sensitive last degree of Aries. Go slowly, carefully, and consciously, as this is an extremely dynamic energy.

Wednesday: Communicate and be curious.

Thursday: Plodding forward will bring results.

Friday: Spend time with family.

Saturday: Do your best in the face of challenge and adversity.

Sunday: Make this a fun day, and if tension mounts, find a playful way to divert it.

Monday: Sun moves into Pisces. Chiron moves into Aries for an 8-year stay.  Be responsible and considerate with love and money. All will work out well.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Capricorn (February 3-March 2): 

  1. Upgrade your office to support your success (See message for February 4th).
  2. Clear your desk, and take care of business.
  3. Purge your files.
  4. Organize your finances.
  5. Organize your wallet, and buy a new one if you need one that better serves you.
  6. Love your work.
  7. Set some goals for things you would love to accomplish.
  8. Tend to responsibilities in your love life.
  9. Limit spending; exercise thrift.
  10. Create new business cards.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday. February 10: 3:48 p.m. – 5:28 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, February 12 at 2:26 p.m. through Wednesday, February 13 at 1:32 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, February 15: 4:48 a.m. – 6:03 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, February 17: 6:17 a.m. – 7:21 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, February 19: 5:51 a.m. – 6:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, February 20 at 5:51 p.m. through Thursday, February 21 at 6:17 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, February 23: 7:10 a.m. – 7:56 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, February 25: 4:14 a.m. – 1:19 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, February 27: 10:17 p.m. – 10:48 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, March 2: 10:47 a.m. – 11:06 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, March 5: 0:05 a.m. – 0:11 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, March 7: 11:08 a.m. – 12:27 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, March 9: 9:14 a.m. – 11:10 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday. February 10 at 23:48 through Monday, February 11 at 1:28 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, February 12 at 22:26 through Wednesday, February 13 at 9:32 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, February 15: 12:48 – 14:03 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, February 17: 14:17 – 15:21 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, February 19: 13:51 – 14:47 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, February 21: 1:51 – 14:17 (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, February 23: 15:10 – 15:56 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, February 25: 12:14 – 21:19 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, February 27: 6:17 – 6:48 (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, March 2: 18:47 – 19:06 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, March 5: 8:05 – 8:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, March 7: 19:08 – 20:27 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, March 9 at 17:14 through Sunday, March 10 at 7:10 (Moon into Taurus)

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In the Stars February 3-10, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon in Aquarius

How did the dynamic energy of the Mars-Pluto square this past week empower you, or move you out of a rut? Mars is now marching forward toward Uranus in late Aries where it will make an exact conjunction on February 12th. The Mars-Uranus aspect can be reckless, so go slowly and cautiously. Also the Mars-Uranus conjunction is creative and inventive. Put the energies to work on a constructive, innovative project that requires a lot of energy. The week begins with a New Moon in Aquarius tropically on Monday which ushers in the Chinese New Year of the Earth Pig that officially is Tuesday, February 5th. The New Moon in Aquarius invites us to re-set our friendships, our group endeavors, and to be bold and inventive.

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Thankfully, the pressure from Saturday is eased on Sunday when the Moon moves into friendly Aquarius. It is a day for gathering with friends, the perfect backdrop for Superbowl Sunday gatherings. The game is likely to be quite a fight with the Mars-Pluto square still active. A benefic Mercury-Jupiter sextile broadens our thoughts, and makes for upbeat conversations. Venus moves into Capricorn for the next few weeks, amplifying our commitment to hard work and saving money.

Monday, February 4 sports a New Moon in Aquarius at 15:45 degrees. The Sabian symbol associated with this degree is “A big businessman at his desk.” This degree symbolizes the need for organization, and to make sure that you have the space and the tools to successfully do your work. Your desk needs to be in order, and you work space must enable you to have a strong command of your work. If you’ve been pondering how to create a more empowering work environment, this New Moon would be the time to set that in motion. This New Moon Sabian symbol also invites us to think about how happy we are in our career, and how we feel about our career-life balance. Monday’s New Moon encourages us to think about how we can improve our work spaces and our overall work life.

Tuesday, February 5 is the Chinese New Year of the Earth Pig or Boar. The Chinese New Year signals a time in the Chinese Culture for cleaning house, gathering with family and friends, and giving gifts of money in red envelopes. The Chinese New Year is a celebration of life, and an opportunity to raise vibrations to a higher level. The Earth Pig Year is one for personal advancement. This year you should use your free time to make yourself better any way that you can. The year of the Pig is highly conducive to learning new skills. The Pig Year calls us to be kind in our interaction with others. With Mars (in Aries) sextile to the Moon we want to get up and get going with a good workout. Expect something different in your routine (Moon sextile Uranus). The Moon moves into Pisces tropically at 6:02 p.m. PST. Settle in and watch a movie, and then drift into dreamland.

Wednesday could be an easy day. The Moon shines in sweet, compassionate Pisces and makes no exact aspects. Allow your imagination to soar. Take a hot bath, and plan to get to bed early and get a great night’s sleep.

In contrast to Wednesday, Thursday is loaded with aspects and resulting activity. Jueves, Jupiter’s Day (Thursday) is a lucky day (Moon sextile Jupiter). Mercury sextiles Mars, energizing thoughts and conversations. The Moon is void of course from 2:13 p.m. PST all through the evening; suspend expectations for making connections and things requiring decisions after the Moon becomes void.

Friday the Moon bounces into cardinal fire Aries at 6:34 a.m. PST. Lean in and get a lot accomplished. An unsettling Moon-Venus square aspect may make us socially uneasy and discontent on Friday evening. Be conscious about what you say.

Saturday is an active, fiery day full of challenges and blessings. Mars squares the Moon’s nodes in Cancer and Capricorn, bringing out the challenge of balancing work and family life. Mercury sextiles Uranus, symbolizing freedom of thought, and brilliant ideas. We are reminded of our responsibilities and limitations (Moon square Saturn). A brilliant Mercury-Uranus sextile can help us generate new ideas and solutions, and the day ends with a benefic aspect between the Moon and Jupiter, making us feel that anything is possible.

Sunday is a highly charged, active day. The Aries Moon first makes an edgy square aspect to Pluto and then conjuncts Mars and Uranus. These energies could led us into spontaneous decisions that may produce unexpected results. Exercise caution in your actions. After a two-hour void Moon period (3:48-5:28 p.m. PST), the Moon moves into easy earth sign Taurus. Cook and enjoy a nourishing dinner, and get grounded and ready for the week ahead.

All things sensual are highlighted with the Taurus Moon on Monday and Tuesday, Make your home a little more visually pleasing. Freshen your plants and grace your space with beautiful flowers. We are inspired on Monday by the Moon’s benefic aspects to Venus and Neptune. Continue to exercise caution, as Mars is nearing an exact conjunction to Uranus perfecting on Tuesday, which can make us erratic and impulsive.

Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Gather with friends, and open to new thought and broader perspectives.

Monday: New Moon in Aquarius. New beginnings in the sign of freedom. Put your office in good order.

Tuesday: Chinese New Year of the Pig. Get up  and get moving! Expect something different. Clean house, gather with family and friends, and celebrate.

Wednesday: Settle for an easy day, and allow your imagination to soar.

Thursday: Active, lucky day. Moon VoC after 2:13 p.m. PST signaling time to suspend activities requiring connections or decisions.

Friday: You can get a lot accomplished, but may feel discontented. Be careful about what you say so as not to create unnecessary conflict.

Saturday: Active, challenging day, but full of great ideas and solutions.

Sunday: Highly charged, active, edgy day to get a lot accomplished. Ease into an easy evening and plan the week ahead.

Monday: Inspiring, creative day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Capricorn (February 3-March 2): 

  1. Upgrade your office to support your success (See message for February 4th).
  2. Clear your desk, and take care of business.
  3. Purge your files.
  4. Organize your finances.
  5. Organize your wallet, and buy a new one if you need one that better serves you.
  6. Love your work.
  7. Set some goals for things you would love to accomplish.
  8. Tend to responsibilities in your love life.
  9. Limit spending; exercise thrift.
  10. Create new business cards.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, February 3: 2:53 a.m. – 5:03 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, February 5: 3:59 p.m. – 6:02 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, February 7 at 2:13 p.m. through Friday, February 8 at 6:34 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday. February 10: 3:48 p.m. – 5:28 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, February 12 at 2:26 p.m. through Wednesday, February 13 at 1:32 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, February 15: 4:48 a.m. – 6:03 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, February 17: 6:17 a.m. – 7:21 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, February 19: 5:51 a.m. – 6:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, February 20 at 5:51 p.m. through Thursday, February 21 at 6:17 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, February 23: 7:10 a.m. – 7:56 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, February 25: 4:14 a.m. – 1:19 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, February 27: 10:17 p.m. – 10:48 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, March 2: 10:47 a.m. – 11:06 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, February 3: 10:53 – 13:03 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, February 5 at 23:59 through Wednesday, February 6 at 2:02 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, February 7 at 22:13 through Friday, February 8 at 14:34 (Moon into Aries)

Sunday. February 10 at 23:48 through Monday, February 11 at 1:28 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, February 12 at 22:26 through Wednesday, February 13 at 9:32 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, February 15: 12:48 – 14:03 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, February 17: 14:17 – 15:21 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, February 19: 13:51 – 14:47 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, February 21: 1:51 – 14:17 (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, February 23: 15:10 – 15:56 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, February 25: 12:14 – 21:19 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, February 27: 6:17 – 6:48 (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, March 2: 18:47 – 19:06 (Moon into Aquarius)

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In the Stars January 27-February 3, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

The two recent eclipses are in our rear-view mirror, and some heavy energies have lifted with the Sun’s movement into Aquarius. This week’s theme is freedom and independence, and yet this week holds a dynamic, explosive Mars-Pluto square that could help us empower ourselves and move out of ruts. Mid-week the Moon joins Venus and Jupiter in high-spirited Sagittarius, in benefic aspect to Mercury and Sun in freedom loving Aquarius. All of these planets favorably aspect Mars and Uranus in independent Aries. The week ends with a New Moon in Aquarius, inviting us to re-set our friendships, our group endeavors, and to be bold and inventive.

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Sunday’s Scorpio Moon stirs deep feelings that may emerge as resentment, jealousy, or passionate, as a result of the Moon squaring Mercury and the Sun in Aquarius. The fixed signs are involved, and we are not likely to want to yield to others’ points of view. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we want to withdraw into ourselves and take some time for solitude. The cosmic energy also fosters research and problem-solving.

The Moon continues to shine in Scorpio on Monday, but is more relaxed than it was the last couple of days. A benefic Moon-Pluto sextile will help us lean into the work week with strength and resolve.

The Moon is in bright and sunny Sagittarius from early Tuesday morning through late afternoon Thursday, highlighting themes of travel, adventure, and learning. Sagittarius invites us to look at the big picture of life, and to explore other cultures and ways of thinking. Make time for a hike or bike ride, or put on your dancing shoes. Sagittarius symbolizes the movement of the hips, so get them moving. The Sun conjuncts Mercury in Aquarius, highlighting independent thinking and the discovery of new ways of doing things. Read or listen to a podcast that will stimulate new thought.

Wednesday is a golden day, with the energetic Sag Moon joining Venus and Jupiter, and making a benefic sextile to the Sun/Mercury conjunction. If you open your mind to new ideas and solutions, the sky is the limit. The Moon activates the Jupiter-Neptune square, enabling us to envision expansive possibilities if we can work with the challenges and confusion. Embrace this exuberant day with zest, optimism, and forward motion.

Thursday, the last day of January, holds a practical and hopeful influence from a Saturn-Neptune sextile. The Moon aspects Venus and Uranus, alignments that could give some nice surprises with love and money. The Moon is void of course from 2:33-4:47 p. m. PST, and then shifts into Capricorn, ushering in a more serious, conservative tone which will help us deal with the challenging Mars-Pluto square that perfects on Friday.

Give some thought to how you will work with the volatile, demanding, aggressive energy that abounds Friday and Saturday. Mars and Pluto square off; this dynamic, explosive combination can draw us into conflict, or enable us to push through difficulties. Friday the Capricorn Moon conjuncts Saturn, signaling the importance of responsibilities and limits. Saturday the Moon conjuncts Pluto, further stressing the importance of determined focus on goals and responsibilities, and demanding that we honor boundaries and limitations. These are days for hard work. If presented with conflict and frustration, be prepared to take time out, exercise patience, and keep your cool.  A benefic Venus-Uranus trine, exact on Saturday, stirs excitement, and can offer some release of pressure, especially if you are open to surprise.

Thankfully, the pressure will be eased on Sunday when the Moon moves into friendly Aquarius. It is a day for gathering with friends, the perfect backdrop to Superbowl Sunday gatherings. The game is likely to be quite a fight with the Mars-Pluto square still in effect. A benefic Mercury-Jupiter sextile broadens our thoughts, and makes for upbeat conversations. Venus moves into Capricorn for the next few weeks, amplifying our commitment to hard work and saving money.

Monday, February 4 sports a New Moon in Aquarius at 15:45 degrees. The Sabian symbol associated with this degree is “A big businessman at his desk.” This degree symbolizes the need for organization, and the tools to successfully do your work. Your desk needs to be in order, and you work space needs to enable you to have a strong command of your work. If you’ve been pondering creating a more empowering work environment, this New Moon would be the time to set that in motion. This New Moon Sabian symbol also invites us to think about how happy we are in our career, and how we feel about our career-live balance. Monday’s New Moon invites us to think about how we can improve our work spaces and our overall work life.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Take some time alone for research, reflection, or problem-solving.

Monday: Lean into a powerful work week with strength and resolve.

Tuesday: Get your glow on and allow your free spirit to soar.

Wednesday: Golden, exuberant day. Open your mind to new ideas and solutions.

Thursday: Practical, hopeful day with some nice surprises.

Friday: Volatile, dynamic, challenging day. Think twice before you act and keep your cool, as you may be prone to anger and aggression.

Saturday: Another demanding, challenging, volatile day. Honor limits and work hard.

Sunday: Gather with friends, and open to new thought and broader perspectives.

Monday: New Moon in Aquarius. New beginnings in the sign of freedom. Sabian symbol implies attention to putting your work life, office, and desk in good order.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (January 7-February 3):
1. Invite someone to dinner who is from a different culture or has a different religion.
2. Express appreciation to your in-laws.
3. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list).
4. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion.
5. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics.
6. Write—to publish.
7. Visit a religious art exhibit.
8. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture.
9. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).
10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Thursday, January 31: 2:33 p.m. – 4:47 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, February 3: 2:53 a.m. – 5:03 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, February 5: 3:59 p.m. – 6:02 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, February 7 at 2:13 p.m. through Friday, February 8 at 6:34 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday. February 10: 3:48 p.m. – 5:28 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, February 12 at 2:26 p.m. through Wednesday, February 13 at 1:32 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, February 15: 4:48 a.m. – 6:03 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, February 17: 6:17 a.m. – 7:21 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, February 19: 5:51 a,m, – 6:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, February 20 at 5:51 p.m. through Thursday, February 21 at 6:17 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, February 23: 7:10 a.m.- 7:56 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, January 27: 5:21 – 7:31 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, January 28 at 22:38 through Tuesday, January 29 at 14:33 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, January 31 at 22:33 through Friday, February 1 at 0:47 (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, February 3: 10:53 – 13:03 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, February 5 at 23:59  through Wednesday, February 6 at 2:02 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, February 7 at 22:13 through Friday, February 8 at 14:34 (Moon into Aries)

Sunday. February 10 at 23:48 through Monday, February 11 at 1:28 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, February 12 at 22:26 through Wednesday, February 13 at 9:32 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, February 15: 12:48 – 14:03 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, February 17: 14:17  – 15:21 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, February 19: 13:51 –  14:47 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, February 21: 1:51 – 14:17 (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, February 23: 15:10 – 15:56 (Moon into Scorpio)

 

 

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In the Stars January 20-27, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Total Lunar Eclipse

This week begins with a potent Supermoon (when the Moon is closest to the earth) Total Lunar Eclipse on Sunday. It will also be a Blood Moon, as it will turn redish-blue as it eclipses the Sun. Three planets are in hard-working Capricorn: Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto, as well as the South Node, the Sun having just moved from Capricorn to Aquarius. In the shadow of the eclipse, the entire week is colored by a dynamic, benefic aspect between Jupiter (also conjunct Venus) trine to Mars, which perfects on Friday. What makes this aspect particularly spectacular is that Jupiter is strong in its ruling sign Sagittarius, and Mars is strong in its ruling sign Aries. These planets are high functioning in their ruling signs, which are both fire signs. This aspect gives us tremendous energy for forward motion this week. Use the Capricorn planets for good planning and discernment, and then use the bold, energetic Jupiter/Venus-Mars trine to get a lot accomplished. Get yourself ready to race, and then bolt forward toward your goals.

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Sunday is super-charged with cosmic events. The Sun moves into Aquarius tropically, and forms a Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse at 0:52 degrees of Aquarius/Leo tropically. The partial eclipse begins at 7:34 p.m. PST and ends at 10:51 p.m. PST. The Total Lunar eclipse is from 8:41-9:43 p.m. PST, with its greatest intensity at 9:12 p.m. PST.  Earlier in the day the Moon makes a powerful opposition to Pluto and Mercury, and squares Uranus. Pallas Athena joins the party to form an action-oriented cardinal Grand Cross. Chiron makes benefic aspects to the Full Moon, perhaps providing some salve for the wounds. Venus is exactly conjunct Jupiter, and is in a tense square to Neptune. What do all of these planetary aspects mean for us? Eclipse events are difficult to predict, and with Uranus making a square to the eclipse planets, how it will play out is even more unpredictable, but it will likely be an active, eventful day. Late degrees of cardinal signs are involved (Uranus in Aries, Moon/North Node in Cancer, Pallas Athena in Libra, and Saturn, Mercury, and Pluto in Capricorn). Cancer symbolizes consideration of family and tradition; Capricorn symbolizes building structures for the future. The Full Moon occurs in the first degree of Leo and Aquarius, symbolizing self-concerns and the community. The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon is “Under Emotional Stress, Blood Rushes to a Man’s Head.” This symbolizes people being fired up emotionally. The political stand-off between funding for a wall versus the continued shutdown of the government may to come to a boiling point, which this week’s Mars-Jupiter trine may help to resolve. The Sabian symbol of the Sun is ‘An Old Adobe Mission in California.” California’s adobe missions are symbols of the ability to use natural materials to build something lasting and enduring that nourishes the community. Lynda Hill wrote about this symbol (1 degree Aquarius) in her book The Sabian Oracle, “The Truth to be remembered is that contributing to other’s lives and caring about people in a community is not about control, but acceptance of, and reverence for, each person’s divinity.” Eclipse days are intense, and this one is particularly dynamic and potent. It is best to keep things simple, and keep stress to a minimum. Be prepared to meet challenges that may arise.

Monday morning’s light after the eclipse brings more tension through a Mars-Saturn square. Strong physical exercise Monday morning would be a good way to discharge this tight energy. Toward evening the Leo Moon makes benefic trines to Mars, Venus, and Jupiter, easing concerns, and bringing more joy and optimism.

Tuesday is buoyed by a Venus-Jupiter conjunction in the sunny, optimistic sign of Sagittarius. A benefic Moon-Uranus trine can add to the excitement and surprising possibilities.

The Moon ingresses into Virgo tropically mid-week Wednesday, focusing us on cleaning things up and putting order in our lives. There are several strong contradictory planetary alignments in this active day. In one sector of the sky–Scorpio to Pisces tropically, we have a flowing alignment between Ceres, Mercury, and Chiron, fostering self-nurturing and healing. These aspects can help us align our health concerns, and address habits to support good health.  A Moon-Saturn trine helps us lean into our work, and get things done. However, a Moon-Neptune square may compromise our focus, and yet it can give inspiration.

Our drive to put order in our lives and get a lot accomplished increases on Thursday as we ride the wave of the Virgo Moon, aspected by Pluto. Power through the tasks you have set before you. Don’t waste your time on meetings that are unlikely to produce concrete results, as the Moon is void of course all day from 5:50 a.m. until 8:02 p.m. PDT, when it moves into Libra. Finish the day with a sweet, relaxing connection with your beloved.

Friday is super-charged with powerful alignments to produce results. The cardinal, action-oriented Libra Moon makes a benefic trine to the Sun in Aquarius. Mars and Jupiter, strong in their ruling fire signs, Aries and Sagittarius respectively, perfect into a benefic trine at 9:53 a.m. PST, setting the whole day in fast motion. Plan ahead to make the most of this strong, capable, positive energy.

We can ride the wave of the high-energy Mars-Jupiter trine the rest of the weekend. The Libra Moon forms a challenging T-square with Pluto and the Mars-Uranus conjunction. This aspect may bring frustrating circumstances, while it also is powerful energy for change and accomplishment. Use this dynamic energy wisely and carefully. Slow down your tendency to charge ahead forcefully.

Sunday’s Scorpio Moon stirs deep feelings that may emerge as resentment, jealousy, or other difficult emotions, as a result of the Moon squaring Mercury and the Sun in Aquarius. The fixed signs are involved, and we are not likely to want to yield to others’ points of view. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we want to withdraw into ourselves and take some time for solitude. The cosmic energy also fosters research and problem-solving.

The Moon continues to shine in Scorpio on Monday, but is more relaxed. A benefic Moon-Pluto sextile will help us lean into the work week with strength and resolve.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Total Full Moon eclipse with many planetary energies at play. Expect the unexpected, and keep your life simplified.

Monday: Tense morning, followed by a more playful and optimistic afternoon and evening.

Tuesday: Excitement and possibilities. Reach for the stars.

Wednesday: Time to clean up and put order in your life. Address health habits.

Thursday: Power through the tasks before you. Moon VoC all day 5:50 a.m. – 8:02 p.m.

Friday: Super-charged, high energy day. Plan ahead and get a lot accomplished.

Saturday: Powerful, dynamic, perhaps frustrating energy; use it wisely and carefully.

Sunday: Take some time alone for research, reflection, or problem-solving.

Monday: Lean into a powerful work week with strength and resolve.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (January 7-February 3):
1. Invite someone to dinner who is from a different culture or has a different religion.
2. Express appreciation to your in-laws.
3. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list).
4. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion.
5. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics.
6. Write—to publish.
7. Visit a religious art exhibit.
8. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture.
9. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).
10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, January 20: 5:50 p.m. – 7:54 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, January 22: 5:19 p.m. – 7:22 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, January 24: 5:50 a.m. – 8:02 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, January 26: 9:21 p.m. – 11:31 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, January 28 at 2:38 p.m. through Tuesday, January 29 at 6:33 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, January 31: 2:33 p.m. – 4:47 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, February 3: 2:53 a.m. – 5:03 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, February 5: 3:59 p.m. – 6:02 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, February 7 at 2:13 p.m. through Friday, February 8 at 6:34 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday. February 10: 3:48 p.m. – 5:28 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, February 12 at 2:26 p.m. through Wednesday, February 13 at 1:32 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, February 15: 4:48 a.m. – 6:03 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, February 17: 6:17 a.m. – 7:21 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, January 21: 1:50 – 3:54 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, January 23 at 1:19 – 3:22 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, January 24 at 13:50 through Friday, January 25 at 4:02 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, January 27: 5:21 – 7:31 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, January 28 at 22:38 through Tuesday, January 29 at 14:33 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, January 31 at 22:33 through Friday, February 1 at 0:47 (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, February 3: 10:53 – 13:03 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, February 5 at 23:59  through Wednesday, February 6 at 2:02 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, February 7 at 22:13 through Friday, February 8 at 14:34 (Moon into Aries)

Sunday. February 10 at 23:48 through Monday, February 11 at 1:28 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, February 12 at 22:26 through Wednesday, February 13 at 9:32 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, February 15: 12:48 – 14:03 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, February 17: 14:17  – 15:21 (Moon into Leo)

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In the Stars January 13-20, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse

The week ahead builds toward a potent, dynamic Supermoon (when the Moon is closest to the earth) Total Lunar Eclipse. Four planets are in hard-working Capricorn: Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto, as well as the South Node. In the midst of the recent solar Eclipse, and the upcoming Total Lunar eclipse on Sunday, January 20, keep things simple, and focus on your responsibilities. It is best not to start new projects, but attend to your responsibilities, and keep good control of expenses—emotional and monetary.

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A Mercury-Saturn conjunction Sunday focuses our attention on serious matters, including our goals. A Jupiter-Neptune square draws us toward our ideals and dreams. At least five challenging aspects to the Aries Moon makes this an extremely active, and perhaps frustrating day. Keep moving—but be aware, and be careful.

Monday morning is likely not to go as planned. Expect a surprising, meandering start. A Moon-Uranus conjunction at 7:56 a.m. PST begins a Moon void of course period until 10:31 a.m. PST when you can expect the day to get moving. Then the Moon shifts into grounded, fixed earth Taurus which will help you get a lot accomplished.

Tuesday is a steady, practical, earthy day, with the Moon exalted in sensuous Taurus. The Taurus Moon makes benefic aspects with Neptune, Saturn, and Mercury. We are inspired to lean in and take care of things—especially our surroundings, our plants, and our gardens. Do something to make your home or office a bit more beautiful. Enjoy at least one leisurely, delicious meal.

The Taurus Moon makes a benefic, grounded trine to the Sun at 10:43 a.m. PST, beginning a long period when the Moon is void of course until 5:00 p.m. PST. During this time attend to routine, insignificant matters, and don’t waste your time in meetings that are likely to go nowhere. At 5;00 p.m. PST the Moon moves into chatty, curious Gemini, and then we will want to connect and commune.

Thursday is a social day filled with curiosity and a propensity toward connection. We dream the ideal and stretch our limits. Lunch and dinner should not be alone; connect and converse.

Friday Mars trine Venus has a harmonizing effect. The Moon is still in Gemini, the mutable air sign that keeps conversations going. Mercury is conjunct Pluto, empowering our thoughts, and enabling us to get to the root of problems and challenges. The Sun is square Uranus, and the Moon makes a benefic sextile; the day will not likely go as planned. Rebellion is in the air. Friday promises to be an exciting day!

Saturday is a demanding day, a good one to focus on deep cleaning, emotionally and physically. The sensitive, family-oriented Cancer Moon forms tense aspects to Mars and Saturn. Lean in and meet the challenge with hard work, and give a lot of latitude and understanding toward others. We may feel shortchanged in getting our needs met. Later in the day, a benefic Moon-Neptune trine will ease the tension.

Sunday is super-charged with cosmic events. The Sun moves into Aquarius tropically, and forms a Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse at 0:52 degrees of Aquarius/Leo tropically. Earlier in the day the Moon makes a powerful opposition to Pluto and Mercury, and squares Uranus. Pallas Athena joins the party to form an action-oriented cardinal, action-oriented Grand Cross. Chiron makes benefic aspects to the Full Moon, perhaps providing some salve for the wounds. Venus is exactly conjunct Jupiter, and is in a tense square to Neptune. What do all of these planetary aspects mean for us? Eclipse events are difficult to predict, and with Uranus making a square to the eclipse planets, how it will play out is even more unpredictable. Late degrees of cardinal signs are involved (Uranus in Aries, Moon/North Node in Cancer, Pallas Athena in Libra, and Saturn, Mercury, and Pluto in Capricorn). Cancer symbolizes consideration of family and tradition; Capricorn symbolizes building structures for the future. The Full Moon occurs in the first degree of Leo and Aquarius, symbolizing self-concerns and the community. The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon is “Under Emotional Stress, Blood Rushes to a Man’s Head.” This symbolizes people being fired up emotionally. With the stand-off between getting funding for a wall versus the continued shutdown of the government, this issue is likely to come to a boiling point. The Sabian symbol of the Sun is ‘An Old Adobe Mission in California.” California’s adobe missions are symbols of the ability to use natural materials to build something lasting and enduring that nourishes the community. Lynda Hill wrote about this symbol (1 degree Aquarius) in her book The Sabian Oracle, “The Truth to be remembered is that contributing to other’s lives and caring about people in a community is not about control, but acceptance of, and reverence for, each person’s divinity.” Eclipse days are intense, and this one is particularly dynamic and potent. It is best to keep things simple, and keep stress to a minimum. Be prepared to meet the challenges that may arise.

Monday morning’s light after the eclipse brings more tension through a Mars-Saturn square. Strong physical exercise Monday morning would be a good way to discharge this tight energy. Toward evening the Leo Moon makes benefic trines to Mars, Venus, and Jupiter, easing the tension and bringing more joy and optimism.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Dynamic, active day. Focus on goals, and also on ideals.

Monday: After a meandering morning with the Moon void of course from 7:56-10:31 a.m. PST, then you can expect to get things accomplished.

Tuesday: Grounded, practical day to get a lot accomplished. Inspiration is at hand to make your life more beautiful.

Wednesday: Moon VoC from 10:43 a.m.-5:00 p.m. during which the focus should be on routine tasks. Enjoy a social evening.

Thursday: Dream the ideal, engage your curiosity, and make connections.

Friday: Exciting day when problems can be solved, and we can adapt to twists and turns.

Saturday: Demanding day for deep cleaning physically and emotionally.

Sunday: Total Full Moon eclipse with many planetary energies at play. Expect the unexpected, and keep your life simplified.

Monday: Tense morning, followed by a more playful and optimistic afternoon and evening.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (January 7-February 3):
1. Invite someone to dinner who is from a different culture or has a different religion.
2. Express appreciation to your in-laws.
3. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list).
4. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion.
5. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics.
6. Write—to publish.
7. Visit a religious art exhibit.
8. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture.
9. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).
10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, January 14: 7:56 a.m. – 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, January 16: 10:34 a.m. – 5:06 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, January 18: 5:32 p.m. – 7:44 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, January 20: 5:50 p.m. – 7:54 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, January 22: 5:19 p.m. – 7:22 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, January 24: 5:50 a.m. – 8:02 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, January 26: 9:21 p.m. – 11:31 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, January 28 at 2:38 p.m. through Tuesday, January 29 at 6:33 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, January 31: 2:33 p.m. – 4:47 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, February 3: 2:53 a.m. – 5:03 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, February 5: 3:59 p.m. – 6:02 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, February 7 at 2:13 p.m. through Friday, February 8 at 6:34 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday. February 10: 3:48 p.m. – 5:28 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, January 14: 15:56 – 18:31 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, January 16 at 18:34 through Thursday, January 17 at 1:06 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, January 19: 1:32 – 2:44 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, January 21: 1:50 – 3:54 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, January 23 at 1:19 – 3:22 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, January 24 at 13:50 through Friday, January 25 at 4:02 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, January 27: 5:21 – 7:31 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, January 28 at 22:38 through Tuesday, January 29 at 14:33 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, January 31 at 22:33 through Friday, February 1 at 0:47 (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, February 3: 10:53 – 13:03 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, February 5 at 23:59  through Wednesday, February 6 at 2:02 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, February 7 at 22:13 through Friday, February 8 at 14:34 (Moon into Aries)

Sunday. February 10 at 23:48 through Monday, February 11 at 1:28 (Moon into Taurus)

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In the Stars January 6-13, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

The week ahead is cosmically framed for work, for powering through tasks and goals. Mercury has joined the work brigade in Capricorn, also including Sun, Saturn, and Pluto. On Friday, the 11th, the Sun aligns with powerful, transformative Pluto. If your New Year’s goals are not already firmly in place, the 11th would be a good day to lean into them.  Set strong intentions to get a lot accomplished in the week ahead, and get to work. The next two weeks are framed by eclipses, with a Total Lunar Eclipse coming on Sunday, January 20th at 0:52 Aquarius tropically. When in the midst of eclipse energy, keep things simple, and focus on your responsibilities. It is best not to start new projects, and keep good control of expenses.

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Uranus stations direct on Sunday, January 6th, following the eclipse of yesterday, after a five-month retrograde spin back into late degrees of Aries. When planets station to turn direction their energy is amplified. Uranus symbolizes change, the unexpected, reversals, and awakenings. With this energy exaggerated, Sunday is a day open to surprise. The Moon conjuncts Pluto, a powerful alignment further expressing the potency of the eclipse on Saturday, January 5th.

On Monday Venus bounces into spirited Sagittarius, which will lighten Venus’ loving energy that has been harnessed by its lengthy, deep dive in Scorpio since September 9. The Aquarius Moon is in a friendly, uplifting sextile to Mars in Aries. With Venus, the Moon, and Mars in independent, freedom-loving signs, the grip of the eclipse loosens, and brings a breath of fresh air to the work week ahead.

The Moon aspects the four major asteroids on Tuesday. Luna conjuncts Vesta, goddess of the hearth in Aquarius. Vesta is a feminine Saturn archetype; this combination focuses us on putting order into the chaos of our lives. Moon-Vesta also makes square aspects to Juno, symbolizing relationships, especially the spouse, and also to Ceres, the goddess of nourishment. This combination is a T-square in fixed signs—powerful energy to address something that needs to change, especially having to do with nourishment and relationships. This would be a good day to commit to a more invigorating diet, or to address partnership issues. It is a call to clean up our acts. We get help to do so by the Moon-Vesta benefic trine to asteroid Pallas Athena, the warrior goddess of the arts, and of strategy. Pallas Athena can help us create better solutions to our challenges artfully and strategically.

A benefic Moon-Uranus sextile may shift your routine and bring something surprising on Wednesday morning. This Moon-Uranus aspect at 8:53 a.m. PST ushers in a void Moon period until 11:44 a.m. PST when the Moon moves into dreamy, inspiring Pisces. During this three-hour void Moon period, focus on routine tasks rather than meetings and activities involving decisions.

The Pisces Moon makes numerous aspects, both benefic and challenging on Thursday, against the backdrop of an intense Sun-Pluto conjunction. Be inspired, get grounded, and lean into your goals for change and transformation.

Friday is a day of extremely mixed energy. The Sun conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn, drawing us toward work, goals, and commitment to change. On the other hand, the Pisces Moon is void of course all day from 6:25 a.m. on into Saturday. The Pisces Moon is ethereal and spacey in itself. The Void of Course Pisces Moon is even more ethereal and spacey, not conducive to accomplishment. Put on some inspiring music, and stick to routine tasks. This would be a good day to put away your holiday decorations and clean your house or yard. Add some color with fresh flowers and a bright tablecloth or runner. Uplift your spirits.

Saturday is a super-charged, high energy day. The Moon is in cardinal (action-oriented) fire sign Aries. Adding fuel to the fire is Aries’ ruling planet Mars conjoining the Moon. Get some vigorous exercise. Sprint through your projects. Get things moving!

A Mercury-Saturn conjunction Sunday focuses our attention on serious matters, including our goals. A Jupiter-Neptune square draws us toward our ideals and dreams. At least five challenging aspects to the Aries Moon makes this an extremely active, and perhaps frustrating day. Keep moving—but be aware and be careful.

Monday morning is likely not to go as planned. Expect a surprising, meandering start. A Moon-Uranus conjunction at 7:56 a.m. PST begins a Moon void of course period until 10:31 a.m. PST when you can expect the day to get moving. Then the Moon shifts into grounded, fixed earth Taurus which will help you get a lot accomplished.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Uranus turns direct. Powerful day that may not go as planned.

Monday: Friendly, free-spirited, uplifting day.

Tuesday: Create better solutions artfully and strategically.

Wednesday: Moon VoC 8:53-11:44 a.m., so stick to routine, inconsequential tasks. The rest of the day is dreamy and inspiring.

Thursday: Be inspired, get grounded, and commit to your goals.

Friday: Focus on work and goals, and keep the big picture in mind. Reach for the stars.

Saturday: Extremely high energy day. Get moving!

Sunday: Dynamic, active day. Focus on goals, and also on ideals.

Monday: After a meandering morning with the Moon void of course from 7:56-10:31 a.m. PST, the Moon moves into practical and productive Taurus. Then you can expect to get things accomplished.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (January 7-February 3):
1. Invite someone to dinner who is from a different culture or has a different religion.
2. Express appreciation to your in-laws.
3. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list).
4. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion.
5. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics.
6. Write—to publish.
7. Visit a religious art exhibit.
8. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture.
9. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).
10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, January 6: 10:20 p.m. – 10:46 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, January 9: 8:53 a.m. – 11:44 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, January 11 at 6:25 a.m. through Saturday, January 12 at 0:18 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Monday, January 14: 7:56 a.m. – 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, January 16: 10:34 a.m. – 5:06 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, January 18: 5:32 p.m. – 7:44 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, January 20: 5:50 p.m. – 7:54 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, January 22: 5:19 p.m. – 7:22 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, January 24: 5:50 a.m. – 8:02 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, January 26: 9:21 p.m. – 11:31 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, January 28 at 2:38 p.m. through Tuesday, January 29 at 6:33 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, January 31: 2:33 p.m. – 4:47 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, February 3: 2:53 a.m. – 5:03 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, January 7: 6:20 – 6:46 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, January 9: 16:53 – 19:44 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, January 11 at 14:25 through Saturday, January 12 at 8:18 (Moon into Aries)

Monday, January 14: 15:56 – 18:31 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, January 16 at 18:34 through Thursday, January 17 at 1:06 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, January 19: 1:32 – 2:44 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, January 21: 1:50 – 3:54 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, January 23 at 1:19 – 3:22 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, January 24 at 13:50 through Friday, January 25 at 4:02 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, January 27: 5:21 – 7:31 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, January 28 at 22:38 through Tuesday, January 29 at 14:33 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, January 31 at 22:33 through Friday, February 1 at 0:47 (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, February 3: 10:53 – 13:03 (Moon into Aquarius)

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In the Stars December 30, 2018-January 6, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon Solar Eclipse

The holiday season is coming to a close. Monday, December 31, the last day of 2018 holds a Scorpio Moon, symbolizing letting go of the old, the year past, and worn-out, outgrown, or stagnant habits and patterns. Mars moves into Aries, igniting our enthusiasm for the new year ahead. This combination can be reckless, and self-destructive, so be mindful of what you eat and drink on New Year’s Eve, and be cautious. The New Year begins with a serious, somber tone with the Sun conjunct Saturn in Capricorn. The Moon darkens in its Last Quarter phase; we want to draw inward, especially on Friday, its darkest day. The dark Moon perfects to a New Moon Solar Eclipse on Saturday. This Solar Eclipse is particularly potent, as it is hemmed in by Saturn on one side, and Pluto on the other side. This eclipse symbolizes limitations, responsibilities, tests, and demands. Change agent Uranus turns stationary direct on Sunday. This powerful, dynamic energy can be magnetized for transformation, and new year’s resolutions can implemented and sustained.

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Relationships are the focus of Sunday’s planetary energy. A Moon-Uranus opposition at 2:53 p.m. PST may bring something unexpected, and heralds a three-hour void Moon period. At 5:23 p.m. PST the Moon moves into the deep, dark waters of Scorpio. You may feel compelled to have a deep conversation and sort some things out.

Monday, the last day of 2018, holds a Scorpio Moon. Scorpio symbolizes death, or endings, and transformation. It is a day for clearing out what is outworn and no longer useful, in preparation for a new year. Mars enters Aries in the evening—just in time to energize a move in new directions. The sign of Scorpio can be self-undoing, and Aries can be impulsive and reckless. Be especially aware of how much you drink and eat on New Year’s Eve, and stay off the roads, if possible. A benefic Moon-Neptune trine fires up our imagination as we consider the year ahead.

New Year’s Day is a somber start to the coming year, with the Sun conjunct Saturn. Tuesday we are called to clear out excess stuff, and give our lives the works. It is also a great day to start New Year’s resolutions. Saturn symbolizes discipline and mastery. Your resolutions just might stick this year. Give your resolutions serious thought and resolve. The Moon is void of course in Scorpio from 2:26 p.m. PST on through the night.

Our mood is uplifted on Wednesday by the Sagittarius Moon. Get up early and get some exercise, or go for a brisk walk. Step into the new year with a bounce, and get going on your goals and resolutions.

Mercury makes hard and soft aspects to Chiron and Uranus respectively on Thursday, giving brilliant, maverick ideas. We are open to alternative ways of thinking, making it a good day for solving problems and envisioning a brighter future.

Friday is off to a thunderous start with a Moon-Uranus trine. The morning may bring something unexpected. The Sun makes a benefic sextile to Neptune, inspiring us to bring vision into form. At 10:55 a.m. PST the Moon moves into somber, work-oriented Capricorn, and is joined by Mercury for a three-week stay in this cardinal earth sign. Attend to work and duties in the afternoon and evening. The Moon is dark, so draw inward and take some solitude. Energy is mounting toward tomorrow’s New Moon Solar Eclipse.

The first eclipse of 2019 perfects on Saturday, January 5th at 5:28 p.m. PST at 15:25 degrees of Capricorn. This eclipse is an extremely potent one, as it is hemmed in by Saturn on one side and Pluto on the other side of the Sun-Moon conjunction. This foursome of Saturn-Moon-Sun-Pluto is flanked by Mercury at 1 degree of Capricorn and the South Node at 26 Capricorn. This stellium of 6 planetary bodies in Capricorn symbolizes boundaries, limits, rules, and responsibilities. This eclipse comes at the time of a big government turning, when the House of Representatives shifts from a Republican to a Democratic majority, and Nancy Pelosi replaces Mitch McConnell as Speaker of the House. Almost anything can be changed and mastered with the force of this powerful eclipse. Vega, the alpha star of the constellation Lyra, conjuncts the Sun and Moon at 15 Capricorn, and symbolizes qualities of creativity, prosperity, and fame. Vega may uplift the heavy energy of the Solar Eclipse, as will Neptune that forms a visionary, opportunistic sextile to the Sun and Moon.

Uranus stations direct on Sunday, following the eclipse of yesterday. When planets station to turn direction their energy is amplified. Uranus symbolizes change, the unexpected, reversals, and awakenings. With this energy exaggerated, Sunday is day to expect the unexpected. The Moon conjuncts Pluto, a powerful alignment further expressing the potency of the eclipse.

On Monday Venus bounces into spirited Sagittarius, which will lighten Venus’ loving energy that has been harnessed by its lengthy, deep dive in Scorpio since September 9. The Aquarius Moon is in a friendly, uplifting sextile to Mars in Aries. With Venus, the Moon, and Mars in independent, freedom-loving signs, the grip of the eclipse loosens, and brings a breath of fresh air and ease to the work week ahead.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Relationships are the focus. Moon VoC 2:53 p.m. – 5:23 p.m. PST.  Feelings run deep after 5:23 p.m. when the Moon moves into Scorpio.

Monday: Ring out the old! Let go, and get fired up for the new year. Imagine new possibilities for 2019.

Tuesday: A serious, somber day to make demanding New Year’s resolutions that you intend to keep.

Wednesday: Step into the new year with a bounce, and get moving.

Thursday: Open your mind to new ideas and possibilities.

Friday: Dark Moon. Draw inward and claim some solitude. Expect surprises.

Saturday: Potent New Moon Solar Eclipse. Honor limitations and go easy.

Sunday: Uranus turns direct. Powerful day that may not go as planned.

Monday: Friendly, free-spirited, uplifting day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio (December 2-January 6)

  1. Love deeply.
  2. Write a poem to express your deep feelings.
  3. Review your investments and research other investment options.
  4. Make a commitment to increase your savings and investments.
  5. Give generously to someone in need during the holidays.
  6. Purge your stuff and give things away.
  7. Get a massage.
  8. Listen deeply, and say only what is necessary.
  9. Read a deep, transformative biography.
  10. Enjoy the quiet of this darkest time of the year.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, December 30: 2:53 p.m. – 5:23 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, January 1 at 2:26 p.m. through Wednesday, January 2 at 0:58 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, January 4: 9:41 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, January 6: 10:20 p.m. – 10:46 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, January 9: 8:53 a.m. – 11:44 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, January 11 at 6:25 a.m. through Saturday, January 12 at 0:18 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Monday, January 14: 7:56 a.m. – 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, January 16: 10:34 a.m. – 5:06 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, January 18: 5:32 p.m. – 7:44 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, January 20: 5:50 p.m. – 7:54 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, January 22: 5:18 p.m. – 7:22 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, January 24: 5:50 a.m. – 8:02 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, January 26: 9:21 p.m. – 11:31 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

 

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, December 30 at 22:53 through Monday, December 31 at 1:23 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, January 1 at 22:26 through Wednesday, January 2 at 8:58 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, January 4: 17:41 – 18:55 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, January 7: 6:20 – 6:46 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, January 9: 16:53 – 19:44 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, January 11 at 14:25 through Saturday, January 12 at 8:18 (Moon into Aries)

Monday, January 14: 15:56 – 18:31 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, January 16 at 18:34 through Thursday, January 17 at 1:06 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, January 19: 1:32 – 15:44 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, January 20: 1:50 – 2:54 (Moon into Leo)

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In the Stars December 23-30, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

The holiday season has shifted from exuberant, generous, social-oriented Sagittarius to taciturn, conservative, responsible Capricorn. This shift from mutable to cardinal signs marks the beginning of a new season–winter. Cosmic alignments are well-synced with the holiday week ahead. The Moon is in Cancer on Sunday, focusing us on home and family as we settle into the Christmas holiday. The Moon is in playful, creative Leo on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, framing those days for fun and games, and an orientation toward children. The three days immediately after Christmas are graced with a Virgo Moon, helping us to clean up and get things back in order. We can relax in the light of a Libra Moon on Friday afternoon through Sunday after everything is cleaned up and ready for the new year. Monday, December 31, the last day of 2018 holds a Scorpio Moon, symbolizing letting go of the old, the year past. Mars moves into Aries, igniting our enthusiasm for the new year ahead.

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As Christmas draws near, Sunday’s cardinal, action-oriented Cancer Moon focuses our attention on home and family. A Grand Water Trine between the Moon (in Cancer), Neptune (in Pisces), and Venus (in Scorpio) gives strong emotional energy, as well as vision. A Moon-Pluto opposition fuels emotional energy for things that matter.

It may be difficult to get going on Monday morning due to a two-hour Moon void-of-course period. However, at 8:58 a.m. PST the Moon moves into creative, playful Leo. Monday is Christmas Eve. Create, play, and enjoy. Widen your vision and open to new perspectives.

Christmas Day Tuesday will be playful and creative, and buoyed by benefic lunar trines to Jupiter and Mercury. An edgy lunar square to Venus may bring out differences. Enjoy some games with friends and family, and refrain from pushing your own agenda if things get tense.

The Virgo Moon emerges at a perfect time to help with Christmas clean-up. After the fun we have had for the past couple of days, we are now ready to get our homes and lives back in good order. A Sun-Moon trine in earth signs Capricorn and Virgo give us a sense of satisfaction that all is well.

Thursday is an active day with numerous aspects, both benefic and challenging, to the usually efficient and hard-working Virgo Moon. A Saturn-Moon trine draws us into the work that needs to be done; however challenging lunar aspects to Neptune and Jupiter can take us off track. If you can follow where the energy flows, you may be able to get a lot accomplished.

The Moon is void of course Friday morning, so focus on routine tasks. Wait until the Moon goes into Libra at 12:23 p.m. PDT before returning and exchanging holiday gifts, After-Christmas shopping is favored in the afternoon. The Libra Moon focuses us on relationships, so plan to enjoy a Venusian evening with your beloved on Venus’ Day, Friday (Viernes). Venus and Pluto are in benefic sextile aspect. Sextiles are opportunities, and Friday and Saturday are good days to focus on finances and realign them.

We may feel somewhat dissatisfied Saturday due to edgy lunar squares to the Sun and Saturn, A Mercury-Pallas Athena sextile gives ability to negotiate and come to agreement. The arts are favored. Do something to bring more beauty to your life, and enjoy an elegant dinner with those you love.

Relationships are the focus of Sunday’s planetary energy. A Moon-Uranus opposition at 2:53 p.m. PST may bring something unexpected, and heralds a three-hour void Moon period. At 5:23 p.m. PST the Moon moves into the deep, dark waters of Scorpio. You may feel compelled to have a deep conversation and sort some things out.

Monday, the last day of 2018, holds a Scorpio Moon. Scorpio symbolizes death, or endings, and transformation. It is a day for clearing out what is outworn and no longer useful, in preparation for a new year. Mars enters Aries in the evening—just in time to energize a move in new directions. A benefic Moon-Neptune trine fires up our imagination, as we consider the year ahead.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Emotionally volatile day.

Monday: Christmas Eve. Create, play, enjoy!

Tuesday: Playful, creative Christmas.

Wednesday: Time to clean up from the Christmas festivities; the Virgo Moon helps us put things in order with efficiency and effectiveness.

Thursday: A desire to clean up and get organized may be compromised by distractions that take us off track. However, still a lot can be accomplished.

Friday: Moon VoC 8:27 a.m. – 12:23 p.m. PST. Focus on taking care of routine tasks in the morning. The afternoon is good for after-Christmas shopping.

Saturday: We may feel dissatisfied. Good day for negotiating. Bring beauty to your life.

Sunday: Relationships are the focus. Moon VoC 2:53 p.m. – 5:23 p.m. PST.  Feelings run deep after 5:23 p.m. when the Moon moves into Scorpio.

Monday: Ring out the old! Let go, and get fired up for the new year. Imagine new possibilities for 2019.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio (December 2-January 6)

  1. Love deeply.
    Write a poem to express your deep feelings.
    3. Review your investments and research other investment options.
    4. Make a commitment to increase your savings and investments.
    5. Give generously to someone in need during the holidays.
    6. Purge your stuff and give things away.
    7. Get a massage.
    8. Listen deeply, and say only what is necessary.
    9. Read a deep, transformative biography.
    10. Enjoy the quiet of this darkest time of the year.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, December 24: 6:50 a.m. – 8:58 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, December 26: 7:36 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Friday. December 28: 8:27 a.m. – 12:23 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, December 30: 2:53 p.m. – 5:23 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, January 1 at 2:26 p.m. through Wednesday, January 2 at 0:58 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, January 4: 9:41 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, January 6: 10:20 p.m. – 10:46 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, January 9: 8:53 a.m. – 11:44 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, January 11 at 6:25 a.m. through Saturday, January 12 at 0:18 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Monday, January 14: 7:56 a.m. – 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, January 16: 10:34 a.m. – 5:06 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, January 18: 5:32 p.m. – 7:44 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, January 20: 5:50 p.m. – 7:54 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, December 24: 14:50 – 16:58 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, December 26: 15:36 – 17:50 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday. December 28: 16:27 – 20:23 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, December 30 at 22:53 through Monday, December 31 at 1:23 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, January 1 at 22:26 through Wednesday, January 2 at 8:58 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, January 4: 17:41 – 18:55 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, January 7: 6:20 – 6:46 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, January 9: 16:53 – 19:44 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, January 11 at 14:25 through Saturday, January 12 at 8:18 (Moon into Aries)

Monday, January 14: 15:56 – 18:31 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, January 16 at 18:34 through Thursday, January 17 at 1:06 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, January 19: 1:32 – 15:44 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, January 20: 1:50 – 2:54 (Moon into Leo)

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In the Stars December 16-23, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Winter Solstice, Full Moon

The holiday season shifts from exuberant, generous, party-oriented Sagittarius to taciturn, nose-to-the-grindstone Capricorn on Friday, December 21. This shift from mutable to cardinal signs marks the beginning of a new season–winter. The Moon culminates into a Full Moon on Saturday, the 22nd. As the holidays draw close, there is a big shift in energy from the glitter and excess of Sagittarius, to the practical, more restrained energy of Capricorn.

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A lot can be accomplished on this powerful Sunday with the energy of the cardinal, action-oriented Aries Moon. A benefic Mars-Pluto sextile packs additional punch. Get moving and you can complete numerous tasks quickly.

Get up early and head to the gym for vigorous exercise to energize your work week. Use the early morning Moon-Pluto square to challenge yourself. A flowing Sun-Moon trine helps smooth out the rough edges of the challenging aspects that bookend the day. Evening may bring a few surprises or disruptions.

A sensual Taurus Moon on Tuesday and Wednesday draws us toward beauty—beautiful sights, sounds, tastes, and smells. We want to nourish ourselves with delicious and nutritious food. A benefic Moon-Saturn trine on Tuesday grounds us, and helps us lean into our work and get a lot accomplished. A Moon-Juno conjunction on Wednesday fosters connections between those near and dear. Benefic lunar aspects with Neptune, Pluto, and Mars amplify the practical, dependable, and common-sense energy of the Taurus Moon. We seek ease and comfort, and a bit of luxury.

Thursday sparkles with the gregarious curiosity of the Gemini Moon. A powerful Sun-Uranus trine in fire signs Sagittarius and Aries gives crackling, inventive, adventurous energy which can burst forth surprises and awakenings.

The Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, is Friday when the Sun moves into Capricorn tropically. The movement of the Sun into cardinal, action-oriented Capricorn marks the beginning of winter. Numerous aspects, both benefic and challenging, make for an active day. A Venus-Neptune trine lifts us above the fray.  A Mercury-Jupiter conjunction results numerous possibilities. Celebrate the Winter Solstice with something uplifting and special. I’ll be attending the Windham Hill Winter Solstice concert at the Marin Civic Center.

Saturday is lit by the light of a Full Moon at 0:49 Capricorn-Cancer. When the Moon is full there is the greatest light in the sky, and symbolically, in our lives. It is a good time for manifestation and for important events. This Full Moon is graced by benefic aspects to Uranus which can bring something unusual or unexpected. Uranus in aspect to the Full Moon may bring disruptions or surprises; the Moon in Cancer fosters compassion and caring. If you have not done so already, Saturday or Sunday would be good days to write your year-end checks to your favorite charities.

As Christmas draws near, Sunday’s cardinal, action-oriented Cancer Moon focuses our attention on home and family. A Grand Water Trine between the Moon (in Cancer), Neptune (in Pisces), and Venus (in Scorpio) gives strong emotional energy, as well as vision. A Moon-Pluto opposition fuels emotional energy for things that matter.

It may be difficult to get going on Monday morning due to a two-hour Moon void-of-course period. However, at 8:58 a.m. PST the Moon moves into creative, playful Leo. Monday is Christmas Eve. Create, play, and enjoy. Widen your vision and open to new perspectives.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Action-oriented day to get a lot accomplished. Get moving!

Monday: Exercise vigorously and lean into the day. Expect a few surprises toward evening.

Tuesday: Sensual, grounded day to lean into work.

Wednesday:  Powerful, grounded, practical day. Seek ease.

Thursday: Inventive, adventurous day. Expect surprises.

Friday: Winter Solstice! Active, energetic day full of possibilities.

Saturday: Full Moon! Grounded, hard-working, yet surprising day.

Sunday: Emotionally volatile day.

Monday: Christmas Eve. Create, play, enjoy!

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio (December 2-January 6)

  1. Love deeply.
    2. Write a poem to express your deep feelings.
    3. Review your investments and research other investment options.
    4. Make a commitment to increase your savings and investments.
    5. Give generously to someone in need during the holidays.
    6. Purge your stuff and give things away.
    7. Get a massage.
    8. Listen deeply, and say only what is necessary.
    9. Read a deep, transformative biography.
    10. Enjoy the quiet of this darkest time of the year.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, December 17 at 11:21 p.m. through Tuesday, December 18 at 1:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, December 19 at 4:42 p.m. through Thursday, December 20 at 6:43 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, December 22: 6:21 a.m. – 8:28 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, December 24: 6:50 a.m. – 8:58 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, December 26: 7:36 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Friday. December 28: 8:27 a.m. – 12:23 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, December 30: 2:53 p.m. – 5:23 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, January 1 at 2:26 p.m. through Wednesday, January 2 at 0:58 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, January 4: 9:41 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, January 6: 10:20 p.m. – 10:46 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, January 9: 8:53 a.m. – 11:44 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, January 11 at 6:25 a.m. through Saturday, January 12 at 0:18 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Saturday, December 15 at 11:49 through Sunday, December 16 at 0:44 (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, December 18; 7:21 – 8:37 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, December 20: 0:42 – 14:43 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, December 22: 14:21 – 16:28 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, December 24: 14:50 – 16:58 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, December 26: 15:36 – 17:50 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday. December 28: 16:27 – 20:23 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, December 30 at 22:53 through Monday, December 31 at 1:23 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, January 1 at 22:26 through Wednesday, January 2 at 8:58 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, January 4: 17:41 – 18:55 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, January 7: 6:20 – 6:46 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, January 9: 16:53 – 19:44 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, January 11 at 14:25 through Saturday, January 12 at 8:18 (Moon into Aries)

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In the Stars December 9-16, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

The holiday season continues to sparkle with the glow of the Sun and Jupiter in exuberant, optimistic Sagittarius, and Mercury joins the Sagittarian party on Wednesday. Mercury is now direct, though still in its shadow phase through December 24th, so until then there is still some of the retrograde effect. However, we can now begin to move forward with the plans we re-thought and re-worked over the last few weeks. The aspect of the week is the Uranus-Neptune semi-square that perfects on Tuesday. This aspect symbolizes higher consciousness, wisdom, vision, and imagination. Consider how you could tap into this uplifting, creative energy. The Moon is void of course in Pisces all day on Saturday; plan to attend an artful holiday event that day. Do Christmas shopping on Sunday rather than on Saturday, as it is difficult to make clear choices when the Moon is void.

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The weekend grind continues on Sunday with more demands for serious, hard work from the Capricorn Moon. Morning is a little softer, as a result of a benefic lunar aspect to Neptune. However, Sunday evening’s lunar conjunction to Pluto is a serious, strong, demanding end to the weekend. Lean into your goals and tasks for the week ahead and make a strong plan for great accomplishment.

Feeding off the serious, hard-working Capricorn Moon, we get a good, practical, goal-oriented start on Monday morning. Then, we have a void of course Moon period from 1:27 p.m. to 3:39 p.m. when we can relax into routine tasks, rather than try to make things happen. At 3:39 p.m. the Moon moves into Aquarius tropically, opening us to other points of views, and turning us toward our friendships. Meet a friend for happy hour or dinner.

Tuesday is a friendly, high-spirited day, thanks to a Jupiter-Moon sextile. An edgy Mercury-Uranus quintile aspect may make us jittery and distracted, though Mercury-Uranus aspects are electric and creative. We can detach and ponder loftier goals. Wednesday is yet another friendly, sunny day, colored by an opportunistic, freedom-loving Sun-Moon sextile. Tuesday and Wednesday are good days to consider the charities you want to support before the year’s end and make donations.

Thursday and Friday are colored beautiful by a sensitive Pisces Moon. Thursday’s aspects are mixed, with some benefic, and others challenging. We wake up inspired and uplifted on Friday, and are carried through the day on a cloud of possibilities. Toward evening we become more focused and determined. Relationship issues are highlighted. Enjoy a film and an elegant dinner with someone you love.

The Moon is void of course all day on Saturday from 3:49 a.m. through 4:44 p.m. PST.  Although you may want to go Christmas shopping since we are 10 days away from Christmas, this is not a good day to do it. When the Moon is void of course our decision making is clouded. Purchases often need to be returned due to the wrong size or color, or simply a poor choice. Better, spend the time attending a holiday play or concert. I’ll be visiting an art exhibit at San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum, and having high tea with friends. The Moon makes a fresh start in bold Aries at 4:44 p.m. PST. If you do not already have plans, do something energizing and sparkling, spontaneously.

A lot can be accomplished on this powerful Sunday with the energy of the cardinal, action-oriented Aries Moon. A benefic Mars-Pluto sextile packs additional punch. Get moving and you can complete numerous tasks quickly.

On Monday, get up early and head to the gym for vigorous exercise to energize your work week. Use the early morning Moon-Pluto square to challenge yourself. A flowing Sun-Moon trine helps smooth out the rough edges of the challenging aspects that bookend the day. Evening may bring a few surprises or disruptions.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Another demanding work day. Dig in, and give your all.

Monday: Lean into hard work at the start of the week—in the morning. From 1:27-3:39 p.m. PST the Moon is void of course. After 3:39 p.m. PST the Moon is in friendly Aquarius, so meet up with friends in the evening.

Tuesday: Friendly, high-spirited day.

Wednesday: Another friendly, freedom-loving day. Make a contribution to a favorite charity.

Thursday: See the beauty in this day of mixed challenging and benefic aspects.

Friday: Inspiring, uplifting day. Nurture relationships.

Saturday: Moon VoC most of the day from 3:49 a.m. – 4:44 p.m, Not a day for shopping, attend an artistic holiday event.

Sunday: Action-oriented day to get a lot accomplished. Get moving!

Monday: Exercise vigorously and lean into the day. Expect a few surprises toward evening.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio (December 2-January 6)

1. Love deeply.
2. Write a poem to express your deep feelings.
3. Review your investments and research other investment options.
4. Make a commitment to increase your savings and investments.
5. Give generously to someone in need during the holidays.
6. Purge your stuff and give things away.
7. Get a massage.
8. Listen deeply, and say only what is necessary.
9. Read a deep, transformative biography.
10. Enjoy the quiet of this darkest time of the year.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, December 10: 1:27 p.m. – 3:39 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, December 13: 2:20 a.m. – 4:40 a,m, (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, December 15: 3:49 a.m. – 4:44 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Monday, December 17 at 11:21 p.m. through Tuesday, December 18 at 1:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, December 19 at 4:42 p.m. through Thursday, December 20 at 6:43 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, December 22: 6:21 a.m. – 8:28 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, December 24: 6:50 a.m. – 8:58 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, December 26: 7:36 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Friday. December 28: 8:27 a.m. – 12:23 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, December 30: 2:53 p.m. – 5:23 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, January 1 at 2:26 p.m. through Tuesday, January 2 at 0:58 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, January 4: 9:41 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, January 6: 10:20 p.m. – 10:46 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, December 10: 22:27 – 23:39 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, December 13: 10:20 – 12:40 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, December 15 at 11:49 through Sunday, December 16 at 0:44 (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, December 18; 7:21 – 8:37 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, December 20: 0:42 – 14:43 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, December 22: 14:21 – 16:28 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, December 24: 14:50 – 16:58 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, December 26: 15:36 – 17:50 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday. December 28: 16:27 – 20:23 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, December 30 at 22:53 through Monday, December 31 at 1:23 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, January 1 at 22:26 through Tuesday, January 2 at 8:58 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, January 4: 17:41 – 18:55 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, January 7: 6:20 – 6:46 (Moon into Aquarius)

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